Carl "Winky" Smith

This is Carl "Winky" Smith. He and his brother Dalton were career minor leaguers who both got called up to the Detroit Red Wings in the 1943-44 season. One source suggests both were called up at the same time.

Carl, who replaced Johnny Sherf, played 7 games, scoring 1 goal and 1 assist. He started on a line with Joe Carveth and, interestingly, defenseman Bill Quackenbush. (Dalton played in 10 games, scoring 1 goal and 2 assists.)

Carl passed away in 1967 in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1949 he ended his hockey career with several seasons with the Omaha Knights of the USHL. He and linemate Nelson Boyce were popular both on and off the ice. They were dubbed as Blinky and Winky.


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